Chelsea Head Coach Is Furious Their Clash with Wolves Played Out

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Chelsea Head Coach Is Furious Their Clash with Wolves Played Out
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The English Premier League rejected Chelsea when they made their request to postpone the match away at Wolves on Sunday. In reaction to this decision, Thomas Tuchel claimed that the Premier League authorities were not prioritizing player safety, most times. The Chelsea head coach is furious their clash with Wolves played out on Sunday without any rescheduling to the EPL plan.

Chelsea conducted a series of COVID tests between 9am and 10am GMT on Sunday morning. And upon receiving their results, the Blues confirmed three further positive cases within their camp at Stamford Bridge.

This was on top of the four positives that impacted their preparation for Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Everton (football news).

So, there are seven COVID-positive patients at Chelsea, and yet, the Premier League plan to play their matches on schedule.

A Chelsea spokesperson said: “We are deeply disappointed that our application was rejected, as we felt we had a strong case for the postponement of today’s match on the grounds of players’ health and safety.”

Chelsea Head Coach Is Furious Their Clash with Wolves Played Out

Speaking to BBC Sport ahead of kick-off, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said he could not understand the Premier League’s approach.

Tuchel further remarked that the Blues were “disappointed and angry” not to have had the game called off.

He said: “We thought we had a strong case regarding the security and health of players, we have seven positive cases, we were made to be in the bus and travel together for three hours, were in a meeting together, in dinner and lunch and the situation does not feel like it will stop.

“We applied to not play and put the situation under control and it was rejected. It is very hard to understand it, we are concerned about the health of the players. We end up with players who play coming from injuries and we take the risk.

“I am worried from a medical point of view, we have had four days of consecutive tests. How will it stop if we are in a bus together and in meetings? We are disappointed, we are a bit angry.”

Speaking after the match, which finished 0-0 at Molineux with Sky Sports, Tuchel expressed further frustration with the situation.

He added: “I gave my opinion, the club gave its opinion, we talk a lot about safety and protecting the players, not so sure we did this today. On we go.

“If we have tomorrow and the next test and the next positive I would like to speak to the Premier League about what they expect. If they make us play against Brentford shall we not arrive or not train? What should we do?

“Everyone is allowed to have an opinion. We had an opinion and the Premier League had an opinion. We agree to disagree.”

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